Concert archive

14 concert with Daniel Harding

  • Daniel Harding conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

    Daniel Harding conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Alban Berg described his Lyric Suite as a “small monument to a great love”. In it, the composer musically encoded his passion for the married Hanna Fuchs, interweaving the tonal equivalents of the initials of them both, creating a highly personal piece of programme music. Beethoven’s symphony known as the “Pastoral” is also programme music, in which he expresses his love for nature – with bird calls, the splashing of streams and thunderstorms. A joyful homage to country life, conducted by Daniel Harding to mark the Beethoven anniversary year.

    13 Sep 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    • Alban Berg
      3 Pieces from the Lyric Suite for string orchestra

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastoral”

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Matthew Hunter

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “An evening in Vienna”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “An evening in Vienna”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    This episode of the Berlin Phil Series is a musical portrait of the city of Vienna. The concert features newly recorded chamber music works by Mozart and Beethoven as well as archive recordings of orchestral songs by Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf. The chamber musicians include the two principal clarinets of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wenzel Fuchs and Andreas Ottensamer who as Austrians, will guarantee an authentic Viennese colour. Fuchs can be heard in Mozart’s famous clarinet quintet, and Ottensamer in Beethoven’s lively “Gassenhauer Trio”.

    09 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

      Andreas Ottensamer

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581

      Wenzel Fuchs clarinet, Daishin Kashimoto violin, Romano Tommasini violin, Naoko Shimizu viola, Ludwig Quandt cello

    • Franz Schubert
      Gretchen am Spinnrade D. 118

      Claudio Abbado conductor, Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423: Adagio

      Cornelia Gartemann violin, Julia Gartemann viola

    • Franz Schubert
      Erlkönig D. 328

      Daniel Harding conductor, Gerald Finley bass-baritone

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Wiener Sonatine No. 1 K. 439b: Allegro brillante

      Hande Küden violin, Kotowa Machida violin

    • Hugo Wolf
      Der Feuerreiter

      Iván Fischer conductor, Christian Gerhaher baritone

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Piano trio in B-flat major, op. 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”

      Andreas Ottensamer clarinet, Knut Weber cello, Julien Quentin piano

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  • Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher

    Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Three particularly close and long-term friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker meet in this concert: the conductor Daniel Harding, the violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and the baritone Christian Gerhaher. The programme includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, which combines tender cantabile from the soloist with vigorous symphonic power. Gustav Mahler’s songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, on the other hand, impress with their Romantic, folk-like tone, unfiltered melancholy and subtle humour.

    21 Dec 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Frank Peter Zimmermann, Christian Gerhaher

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61

      Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

    • Gustav Mahler
      Blumine Symphonic movement

    • Gustav Mahler
      Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Selected Songs

      Christian Gerhaher baritone

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      Interview
      Frank Peter Zimmermann in conversation with Tobias Möller

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  • Daniel Harding conducts Berlioz’s “Roméo et Juliette”

    Daniel Harding conducts Berlioz’s “Roméo et Juliette”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Although love is the all-encompassing theme in Romeo and Juliet, there are many more emotional states to experience: a gloriously festive atmosphere, the hatred of a family feud and, of course, sadness and horror in the face of a tragic double suicide. In Berlioz’ version – part symphony, part cantata – he captures all of this with drama, opulence and invention. The conductor of this performance is Daniel Harding, who has been exploring the work for many years.

    14 Sep 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Kate Lindsey, Andrew Staples, Shenyang, Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Hector Berlioz
      Roméo et Juliette, Dramatic Symphony, op. 17

      Kate Lindsey mezzo-soprano, Andrew Staples tenor, Shenyang bass baritone, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • Europakonzert with Daniel Harding from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

    Europakonzert with Daniel Harding from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    This year’s Europakonzert at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris is is dedicated to Franco-German friendship. Daniel Harding, music director of the Orchestre de Paris, conducts works by Wagner, Berlioz and Debussy which shed light on the diverse cultural interconnections between the two musical nations. The soloist is the Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel who appears again with the Philharmoniker for the first time in 18 years.

    01 May 2019
    Europakonzert from Paris

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Bryn Terfel

    • Richard Wagner
      Parsifal: Good Friday Music

    • Hector Berlioz
      Les Troyens: Royal Hunt and Storm

    • Claude Debussy
      Pelléas et Melisande (Concert Suite by Claudio Abbado, based on the Orchestral Suite, arranged by Erich Leinsdorf)

    • Claude Debussy
      Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

    • Hector Berlioz
      Roméo et Juliette, Symphonie dramatique, op. 17: Love scene

    • Richard Wagner
      Die Walküre: Wotan’s Farewell and The Magic Fire (Concert Version)

      Bryn Terfel bass

    • Richard Wagner
      Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod

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  • Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s First Symphony

    Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s First Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    The music of Gustav Mahler stands on the threshold of Modernism: sometimes sceptical, sometimes self-confident, and yet despite occasional nostalgic impulses, it is always decidedly innovative. Daniel Harding juxtaposes Mahler’s First Symphony with works by Alban Berg and Charles Ives, contemporaries whose musical language has similarities as well as major differences to Mahler. An exciting journey of discovery.

    29 Mar 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Dorothea Röschmann

    • Charles Ives
      Orchestral Set No. 1: “Three Places in New England”

    • Alban Berg
      Three Fragments from Wozzeck

      Dorothea Röschmann soprano

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 1 in D major

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Daniel Harding conducts Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony

    Daniel Harding conducts Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Posterity has given Anton Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony the most varied soubriquets, from the "Tragic", the "Faustian", and the "Catholic", while the composer himself spoke of his "Fantastic" Symphony. Above all, it demonstrates the variety of worlds of expression that can be found in this monumental work – from ruminative whispering to incandescent displays of bravura. The concert is conducted by Daniel Harding.

    22 Sep 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding on Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony

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  • A Mozart evening with Daniel Harding

    A Mozart evening with Daniel Harding

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Mozart’s C minor Mass is one of the most beautiful works of sacred music ever composed. Choruses of archaic power strikingly alternate with graceful solos, which are perhaps so inspired because Mozart wrote one of the soprano parts for his wife Constanze. Conductor Daniel Harding devotes the rest of the concert to the secular Mozart with the brief, exuberant Symphony No. 32 and two expressive concert arias.

    21 Apr 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Andrew Staples, Georg Zeppenfeld, Lucy Crowe, Olivia Vermeulen

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Misero! O sognoAura, che intorno spiri, Recitative and Aria for Tenor and Orchestra, K. 431

      Andrew Staples tenor

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Per questa bella mano, Aria for Bass, Double Bass obbligato and Orchestra, K. 612

      Georg Zeppenfeld bass

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Mass in C minor, K. 427

      Lucy Crowe soprano, Olivia Vermeulen mezzo-soprano, Andrew Staples tenor, Georg Zeppenfeld bass, Swedish Radio Choir, Sam Evans chorus master

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Noah Bendix-Balgley

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  • Daniel Harding and Gerald Finley with works by Schubert and Strauss

    Daniel Harding and Gerald Finley with works by Schubert and Strauss

    Photo: Stefan Rabold

    Richard Strauss was not only a master of orchestration but an enthusiastic mountaineer as well. Thus, it is not surprising that in his last symphonic poem he depicted a hike in the Alps – vivid and haunting, with an endless palette of tonal colours. Conductor Daniel Harding and bass-baritone Gerald Finley also present familiar Schubert songs in rarely heard orchestral arrangements by Berlioz, Brahms and Reger.

    03 Mar 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Gerald Finley

    • Franz Schubert
      Works for bass baritone and orchestra

      Gerald Finley bass baritone

    • Richard Strauss
      Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), op. 64

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Jonathan Kelly

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  • Daniel Harding and Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Daniel Harding and Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Magnus Lindberg is a contemporary composer who writes in highly sensuous timbres. “It is not about making a manifesto. Music is something which is about emotion! It is an experience” – says the composer, whose violin concerto is presented here by Daniel Harding and Frank Peter Zimmermann. Just as haunting is Boulez’s colourful and multi-faceted Mémoriale, heard in this concert with Emmanuel Pahud as the soloist. The evening ends with Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony.

    23 Jan 2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Frank Peter Zimmermann, Emmanuel Pahud

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Othello, concert overture

    • Magnus Lindberg
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 (German première)

      Frank Peter Zimmermann Violin

    • Pierre Boulez
      Mémoriale (... explosante-fixe ... Originel) for flute and eight instruments

      Emmanuel Pahud Flute

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 2 in C Major, op. 61

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      Interview
      Magnus Lindberg in conversation with Frank Peter Zimmermann

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

    Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

    The Sixth Symphony is one of Gustav Mahler’s most extreme works. Not only its instrumentation – exceeding anything ever composed before – but also its expressive intensity place intense demands on interpreters, especially in those moments of virtually brute force with which Mahler reflects the brutality of the approaching 20th century. The conductor of this recording from December 2014 is Daniel Harding, conductor laureate of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

    06 Dec 2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 6

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  • Daniel Harding conducts Schumann’s “Scenes from Goethe’s Faust”

    Daniel Harding conducts Schumann’s “Scenes from Goethe’s Faust”

    Robert Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust is one of the most fascinating treatments of the Faust material. In this concert, conductor Daniel Harding reveals its full potential, from its rousing choral and orchestral scenes to its many intimate moments. The title role is sung by Christian Gerhaher in a performance which the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described as “devilishly good”.

    15 Dec 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Christian Gerhaher, Dorothea Röschmann, Andrew Staples, Anna Prohaska

    • Robert Schumann
      Scenes from Goethe’s Faust

      Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Faust, Pater Seraphicus, Dr. Marianus), Dorothea Röschmann Soprano (Gretchen, Una Poenitentium), Andrew Staples Tenor (Ariel, Pater Ecstaticus, Tenor solos), Anna Prohaska Soprano (Marthe, Care, Angel, Soprano solos), Wiebke Lehmkuhl Contralto (Guilt, Mater Gloriosa, Maria Aegyptiaca, Contralto solos), Luca Pisaroni Bass-Baritone (Mephistopheles), Franz-Josef Selig Bass-Baritone (Pater profundus, Bass solos), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Knaben des Staats- und Domchors Berlin, Robin Gritton Chorus Master

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Matthew Hunter

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  • Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 10

    Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 10

    What if Mahler had not died in May 1911 at just 50 years of age? What if he had been able to complete the fragment of his 10th Symphony? This is the question musicologist Deryck Cooke asked himself, and created an intriguing reconstruction from the surviving sketches. In this concert from September 2013, the reconstruction is conducted by Daniel Harding.

    28 Sep 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 10 (performing version by Deryck Cooke)

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      Interview
      Daniel Harding in conversation with Rachel Helleur

    Daniel Harding conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 Go to concert
  • Britten’s Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen and Daniel Harding

    Britten’s Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen and Daniel Harding

    It is a mystery why Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto is not heard in the concert hall more often. Janine Jansen is one of the work’s most passionate champions and underlines here its outstanding qualities: its demonic virtuosity, refined textures and captivating atmosphere. Daniel Harding also presents Bela Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings and Richard Strauss’ tone poem Tod und Verklärung.

    17 Oct 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Janine Jansen

    • Béla Bartók
      Divertimento for string orchestra, Sz 113

    • Benjamin Britten
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 15

      Janine Jansen Violin

    • Richard Strauss
      Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), op. 24

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      Interview
      Janine Jansen and Daniel Harding in conversation with Sarah Willis

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